Emer has worked in a number of management roles for the European Medicines Agency for over twelve years. Currently, she is Head of International Affairs (formally the International and European Cooperation Sector) responsible for liaison and cooperation with non EU regulators; she has previously worked in the European Commission, a national regulatory authority and spent seven years as head of scientific and regulatory affairs for the European pharmaceutical industry association. Since 1991, she has lived and worked in four different European countries and all of her roles have had a strong international component, working closely with FDA as well as other international partners.